Google Map Features that will WOW you
Turn right in 100 metres.
Long gone is the bulky paper map. After all, do you know anyone who mastered the art of map folding? Fortunately, Google Maps has made it seamless to find local businesses, get directions and navigate our world faster and easier than ever before. Rich in functionality, Google Maps makes travelling around town a breeze!
Check out a few features you probably didn’t even realize you had:
See local Covid 19 Updates
Look for the alert on your Google Maps home screen. You will find relevant Covid-19 updates based on your current map view.
Plot Multiple Locations
Simply select your starting point, and add multiple stops. You can drag and drop stops within your itinerary to select a preferred route.
Single Click direction finding
Enter your destination address OR simply click on your map. The GOOG responds with a drop-down list you can use for wayfinding.
Save your Parking
You no longer need to wander aimlessly around parking garages, trying to remember where you left the car. On the Android app simply select Save Your Parking. Google will add a label to the Maps app, identifying your parking space.
Access Google Maps Offline
Google Maps now supports offline access. Perfect for those situations when you find yourself lost and without coverage.
Share Your Location
Determine who you would like to share your location information with. They will be able to track your icon moving in real-time on their map.
Find Electric Vehicle Charging Stations
Search EV charging or EV charging station in Google Maps to find the nearest location to plug in.
Take a Stroll
Click on the “little man” affectionately known as “Peg Man” in the bottom right-hand corner of your map and drop him anywhere on your map. Voila, you are now in Street View.
From augmented reality to sending messages directly to businesses, Google Maps has much to offer.
Ready to explore? Visit the Google Maps Help Centre